Match 18 – Grace Harris’ Fifty help Heat beat Hurricanes by 8 Wickets

The 18th match of the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) was played between Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes at the Aurora Stadium in Launceston on Monday.

 

Grace Harris scores Half-Century. PC:: Twitter
Grace Harris scores Half-Century. PC:: Twitter

Toss

Brisbane Heat won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Playing XI

Brisbane Heat: Georgia Redmayne (wk), Grace Harris, Georgia Voll, Mikayla Hinkley, Jess Jonassen (c), Laura Kimmince, Anne Bosch, Ellie Johnston, Georgia Prestwidge, Courtney Grace Sippel, Poonam Yadav

Hobart Hurricanes: Ruth Johnston, Rachel Priest (c & wk), Mignon du Preez, Richa Ghosh, Naomi Stalenberg, Nicola Carey, Sasha Moloney, Molly Strano, Tayla Vlaeminck, Amy Smith, Chloe Rafferty

1st innings – Hobart Hurricanes 132-8 in 20 overs

Batting first, Hobart Hurricanes posted a respectable total of 132-8 in 20 overs. Opening bat Ruth Johnston top scored with 47 runs off 42 balls, hitting five boundaries and a six. Towards the end, Richa Ghosh (22), Molly Strano (33), and Tayla Vlaeminck (11 not out) were the other contributors with the bat. For Brisbane Heat, Courtney Sippel and Jess Jonassen wrecked havoc scalping three wickets apiece. Georgia Prestwidge and Anne Bosch struck with one wicket each.

2nd innings – Brisbane Heat 138-2 in 18.3 overs

In reply, Brisbane Heat chased down the target with ease as they achieved the total in 18.3 overs, winning the match by eight wickets. Opening bat Grace Harris led the run chase as she smashed an unbeaten 57 off 46 balls, including five boundaries and two sixes. Harris and her opening partner Georgia Redmayne (22) put together 52 runs for the first wicket in 7.1 overs. In the end, Mikayla Hinkley (49 not out off 40 balls, 4s: 5 and 6s: 1) completed the formalities with a wonderful six to take her side home. For Hobart Hurricanes, Nicola Carey accounted for both the wickets that fell in Brisbane Heat’s batting innings.

Player of the Match

Brisbane Heat’s Grace Harris won the player of the match for her match-winning knock of 57 not out off 46 balls.

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Next fixtures

Brisbane Heat will play against Hobart Hurricanes again on October 30 at the Aurora Stadium in Launceston, while Hobart Hurricanes will lock horns against Melbourne Stars on October 27 at the same venue.

Brief Score

Hobart Hurricanes 132-8 in 20 overs (R Johnston 47; C Sippel 3-25, J Jonassen 3-14) lost to Brisbane Heat 138-2 in 20 overs (G Harris 57 not out; N Carey 2-16) by 8 wickets.

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